Our Photo Contest Winners

We received 104 photos during the duration of our 2011 photo contest that ended in January ranging from natural beauty shots to Six Flags Great America, golfing, family time at Independence Grove and festivals and fireworks photos.

I was quite impressed with the quality of photos that were submitted. I always knew there were talented residents in the area but the amount of exceptional photographers was overwhelming. I will admit, the decision process was tough but we looked for photos that really showcased the area’s beauty and people enjoying the ride in Lake County. I feel that the photos we chose as the top 3 did a great job of conveying that.

The grand prize winner is Mike Trahan for his photo “Son and granddaughter sailing on Sylvan Lake”. “I thought that photo captured the joy of Lake County,” he said.

The second prize winner was Alex Chen for his “Fishing at Dawn at Independence Grove” photo. The third prize winner was Dick Schneider for his “Out for a walk on the Des Plaines River bike trail just north of Independence Grove” photo.

The top 10 photos can be viewed in our webisode on youtube at: If you would like to view all 104 photos please visit our Pinterest page or our Flickr page. Thank you to everyone to submitted a photo in our 2011 photo contest.

– Anthony

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